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Day 163 - Channel 7 News
Date: 25th July 2015
Location:
Whalan Reserve, NSW, Australia
Conditions:
 breeze 5-10km/h, sunny  21C,
Team Members at Event:
 GK, PK, John K and Paul K.

Channel 7 News

This week NSWRA was contacted by Channel 7 News' Mike Duffy that he would like to do a story on the launch events at Whalan Reserve. The club was happy to accommodate them as it was a good opportunity to promote the club.

On the morning of the launch we had a good turnout of people as well as rockets. Mike came with his cameraman Luke and spent about 3 hours filming the launch proceedings from different angles. Luke had a couple of GoPros as well to film the rockets from close to the pad. They interviewed a few of the members about the hobby and their rockets including our water rockets.


A good turnout for the launch

The boys and TV crew

Discussing duties for the day

We got to launch our water rocket 3 times two of which were for the segment. There were quite a few rockets launched on the day including at least a couple of G's.


Luke setting up a GoPro

 

John providing shade

Paul got to launch his new "Fire Flight" rocket on a B6-4 motor. It flew really well and deployed right at apogee. Unfortunately it landed part way up a tree. The good news was that because of that he got to have it on TV. :) It was easy enough to retrieve from the tree with a long stick.


Paul's Fire flight

One of the 3 launches on the day

Retrieving Paul's rocket

John's Dust Devil
     

John got to launch his Dust Devil on a C6-5 and retrieved it safely. We also put our video cameras on a couple of the bigger rockets that they ended up using on the segment. All in all it turned out to be a good day, and the segment was also I believe good for the club.

I did not put together a video for this launch as there really was nothing new about the launches, I also didn't get a great deal of video as I was quite busy with RSO duties. Here are some screen shots from the video:

I was surprised they showed the segment that night at 6pm. They must have a pretty efficient production crew. :)

Video

 Here is the video of the segment posted by David Bell: 

Flight Details

Launch Details
1
Rocket   Dust Devil
Motor   C6-5
Payload   None
Altitude / Time   ? / ? seconds
Notes   Good launch, and good recovery.
2
Rocket   Fire flight
Motor   B6-4
Payload   None
Altitude / Time   ? / ? seconds
Notes   Good launch, and good recovery. Landed in tree but was easily recovered.
3
Rocket   Axion II
Pressure   120psi
Nozzle   9mm
Water   1500mL
Flight Computer   ST II - 5 seconds
Payload   HD cam #16
Altitude / Time   ? feet / ? seconds
Notes   Good flight and good landing, although came down nose first and buckled the nosecone fairing a little.
4
Rocket   Axion II
Pressure   120psi
Nozzle   9mm
Water   1500mL
Flight Computer   ST II - 5 seconds
Payload   None
Altitude / Time   ? feet / ? seconds
Notes   Good flight and good landing.
5
Rocket   Axion II
Pressure   120psi
Nozzle   9mm
Water   1500mL
Flight Computer   ST II - 5 seconds
Payload   HD cam #16
Altitude / Time   ? feet / ? seconds
Notes   Good flight and good landing.

 

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